Over the last month the idea of what makes something special has been sitting heavy on my mind. What’s in a word right?
More specifically what makes a car special?
Sure, there are many reasons why this is so brand loyalty, aesthetically pleasing or just down to sheer memories. To me it is down to the technical achievements and the way it feels while driving. The complete package in all forms. To all those that love anything with an engine would agree that this common cause and the need to feel mechanical parts hard at work, is what drives us.
The sheer excitement of spending a decent amount of time behind the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz AMG GTS has totally blown my mind on this matter. If one were to take out all other factors and focus on the ability of the car and how far the technology has come. Moving on from the rather larger power unit in the SLS the GTS still has the unique characteristic of being able to be a pure breed track car and more importantly one can actually use it generally every day. With the looks to kill and the function of those looks behind the scenes, this all helps in making this a fantastic combination.
The electronically controlled rear-axle limited-slip differential is sensitive, and with fast control it raises the critical limit of vehicle dynamics to a new level. It not only further improves the traction of the drive wheels, but also increases the critical cornering speed. So this makes the GTS a car where one can truly enjoy the entire car all of the time.
All track related bits aside, on the road it definitely holds its own. The larger than normal bonnet clears the road ahead making cruising pleasant, allowing those behind you to hear the snaps and crackles pooping from the exhaust. And with a few months away from the more powerful version: The Mercedes-Benz AMG GTR, I can’t wait to see what has been done to master even more thrills out of this power unit.
In the end, regardless of the make of vehicle one drives- the common cause is most certainly the love to drive. Till next time , safe travels !
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